Our Stories

Inspiring stories about hope and love for youth experiencing homelessness, as well as up-to-date news about Covenant House Vancouver

The Impact Behind the Numbers: Rights Of Passage

When youth in our Crisis Program feel ready to move forward and transition to independent living, they may apply to our Rights of Passage (ROP) program. Thanks to CHV supporters, youth registered in our ROP program were able to stay ... Read more

Jason BosherJanuary 25, 2022

Impact Report 2021

Covenant House Vancouver is committed to providing the best possible care for youth 16-24 and treating them with unconditional love and absolute respect. We believe in transparency and fiscal responsibility, ensuring our organization is always in the best position possible ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 24, 2022

The Impact Behind the Numbers: Crisis Program

Crisis Program Every number is a story. Donor support is the ink that enables the youth at Covenant House Vancouver to write their stories. We would like to thank our donors for their relentless support that makes these stories possible. ... Read more

Jason BosherJanuary 21, 2022

Jordan learns the power of budgeting

I had met *Jordan sometime last year in the Drop-In Centre. Jordan was incredibly open and friendly, so connecting with him was easy. I got to learn that he was in a transition period in his life and was trying ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 20, 2022

What Does Home Mean to You?

The holidays are a time when many people reflect, celebrate and make resolutions. They are a time that can also enhance a person’s feelings of loneliness and can exacerbate their mental health challenges. As the staff at CHV prepared for ... Read more

Jason BosherJanuary 18, 2022

A special story to honour International Mentoring Day

Our Mentorship Program gives youth the opportunity to develop healthy and trusting one-to-one relationships with responsible adults. Mentors are adult role models that commit to supporting young people to achieve their goals over the course of one year.To celebrate International ... Read more

Kristy HayterJanuary 17, 2022

The Importance of Mental Health

Many of the youth living on the streets of Vancouver experience mental health concerns that are often left undiagnosed, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. Some young people cope by turning to substance ... Read more

Jason BosherJanuary 11, 2022

Calling All Sleepers!

It’s Time for Sleep Out: Champions Edition We are only six weeks away from Sleep Out: Champions Edition! That means that it’s time to gather your team (or go solo), fluff your sleeping bag, and ask your friends and coworkers ... Read more

Jason BosherJanuary 07, 2022